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Welcoming Jones Pass Guides

Bring on the snow, meow! This season we are thrilled to announce we are working with Jones Pass Guides, a snowcat operation out of Empire, Colorado. Operating 2 snowcats in a permitted area of 2,600 acres with elevations from 10,500’ to 12,800’ they have access to three unique bowls with both touring and snowcat access. Offering backcountry workshops, private groups up to 21 people and even a full season membership deal. We're thinking skip Vegas and book a truly adventurous bachelorette/bachelor party or a non boring corporate team building day. However, we are even more excited to be working with Marily’s childhood friend Ehren Samuelson, the owner operator serial entrepreneur family man. (Who also happens to own Samuelson Outfitters, the Lavender Elephant horse yoga retreat facilitator that Marily has been involved with for 10 years with Ehren's wife Abbey...snowcats & yoga mats also has a nice ring.)

snowcat skiing with Jones Pass Guides in Colorado. Skiing and snowboarding the backcountry.


The Samuelson’s are an ambitious bunch who run several successful businesses (TM fencing, wedding planning, Lavender Elephant Boutique, industrial seamstress, youth horse camps...etc.) and are always eye’n new opportunities. Having run a family owned hunting outfitter, jumping into the ski and ride hospitality business seems to be an easy addition. “I am a fifth generation Grand County ranch owner who grew up exploring the Fraser Valley. A rural upbringing in a resort town exposed me to diverse pursuits which built core beliefs, solid work ethic and hands on skills. A hunger to explore different cultures, mindsets and terrain took me abroad, where I experienced new hemispheres and ways of thinking and dreaming. As an active entrepreneur, life long snowboarder and volunteer firefighter, this recent acquisition has been a lifelong dream and I am dedicated to making outdoor recreation of this caliber safely attainable.” ~Ehren

Turn It Up is keen to help kick off the snowcat season by helping spread the word, Jones Pass Guides is offering a chance to WIN A FREE Snowcat Experience. That means a full day of being escorted into the backcountry with the opportunity to get first tracks and ski/ride the Continental Divide terrain of your choosing... all day long - literally the pick of the litter lines. Free demo snowboards from NeverSummer and skis provided by Confluence Ski and Kayak shop make for a day of shred-nasty fun. Face shots and apre shots if you like. All the Jones Pass guides are down-to-earth and their goal is to make sure you're grinning from ear to ear. #WILDisREAL

We are so stoked to help fill up the kitty cats for epic days of backcountry powder fun. Rally your winter warrior friends and reserve a snowcat today.


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And don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a FREE day of snowcat adventuring.


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